Mondo’s Batman Anniversary Gallery: Francavilla & Jock, Gotham By Gaslight, Death In The Family, Red Rain And More
Over the past few months, we've been slowly freaking out over the Mondo gallery's tribute to Batman's 75th anniversary. Every time a new set of art was revealed, the show looked better and better, and now that it's actually open down in Austin, our suspicions have been confirmed: The art for this show is incredible.
Not only do they have the portraits inspired by Batman '66 and the beautifully designed posters inspired by the movies and classic episodes of Batman: The Animated Series, but the gallery features work from comic book artists Francesco Francavilla and Jock, too. Fittingly enough, the two collaborated on an amazing piece based on "The Black Mirror," the excellent Scott Snyder story they both contributed to, but Francavilla also took on a poster inspired by Kelley Jones and Doug Moench's classic Elsewords Batman & Dracula: Red Rain, and Jock produced a pair of pieces based on Frank Miller's Batman: Year One that I'm pretty sure I desperately need to own.
Additional comics-specific sources of inspiration include the Elseworlds Gotham By Gaslight, The Dark Knight Returns and A Death In The Family. Beyond Batman '66, homages to the Batman films include a trio of Dark Knight Trilogy posters by Kevin Tong, a Heath Ledger Joker portrait by Jason Edmiston, Batman Beyond by Killian Eng, Batman: The Animated Series' "Heart of Ice" by Phantom City Creative and a marvelous Michelle Pfieffer Catwoman by Craig Drake.
I want all of these, so if someone could buy them all for me that would be swell. For more info, check out Mondo's website, and if you're in Austin, head over to the gallery to see the show until November 15!